CURD RICE / MOSARANNA

Ingredients:

Cooked rice
salt to taste
curd/mosaru/yoghurt/laban
milk -1/4cup

For seasoning:
oil
mustard
jeera/cumin seeds
curry leaves
ginger, finely crushed
red chillies
green chilles
cashew nuts

For garnishing:
pomegranate and seed less grapes ( optional)
coriander leaves -finely chopped

Method:

Heat the oil and fry the mustard and jeera until the are brown. Add the chillies, curry leaves, red chillies, green chillies,crushed ginger and cashew nuts and fry for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat. Pour this seasoning to the rice and add curd/yoghurt, salt and milk and mix well. Add coriander leaves, pomegranate and grapes and mix well. Serve with any meals.

FRUIT SALAD

INGREDIENTS:

seedless grapes, halved - 1 cup
apple, diced - 1 cup
banana, peeled and sliced - 1 cup
strawberries, sliced - 1/2 cup
pineapple chunks - 1/2 cup
pomegranate seeds - 2tbsps
honey - 2tsps (optional)
sugar to taste

Preparation:
Mix well all the fruits, honey and sugar. Serve immediately or chilled.

Fruit Salad: on Foodista

MALAI KOFTA

Ingredients for Koftas:

Plain flour - 4 tbsps
paneer - 4oo gms
green chillies - 4, finely chopped
baking powder - 1tsp
chopped coriander - 1tbsp
salt to taste
ghee / oil for deep frying

Method:

Crumble the paneer and knead well. Mix the paneer, plainflour, baking powder, chillies, corriander and salt. Make into small balls and deep fry in ghee / oil , keep aside these koftas.

Ingredients for gravy:

chopped tomatoes
fresh cream - 1 cup
ghee / oil - 4 tbsp
chilli powder - 1tsp
salt to taste.

Grind the following ingredients in a mixie ;( for the gravy)

grated fresh coconut, chopped onions, garlic cloves, green chillies, red chillies, corianderseeds, cumin seeds, khuskhus ( gasagase), ginger chopped coriander leaves.

Preparation Method:

In a sauce pan add tomatoes and water and cook. until tomatoes are soft, prepare a soup.
Heat the oil/ghee in a vessel and add ground masala paste and fry the paste very well. Add the chilli powder and fry for 1 minute. Add the tomato soup, cream and salt and boil the gravy for 10 minutes. Stir once and add the koftas. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the koftas are firm. Remove from heat. Add coriander leaves and stir well. Serve with naan, chapati, roti or parathas and salad.

JEERA RICE

Ingredients:

Basmati rice /long grain rice - 1 cup
cumin seeds - 1tsp
butter/ghee - 1tbsp
oil - 1tbsp
salt to taste
water - 1 and 1/2 cup

Method:

Soak the rice for 30 minutes and drain the rice and set aside.
Heat the oil and ghee over medium heat and fry the cumin seeds until they are brown. Add the rice and salt, stir and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the water and bring to the boil. Cover the pan and cook for 20 minutes. Serve with any masala gravies and raita.

COCONUT CHUTNEY



Ingredients:
2 cups - scraped coconut
5-6 greenchillies or to taste
1 inch ginger piece
4 garlic cloves
small marble size tamarind
2tbsps fried channadal(putani)
1/2 tsp -jeera
few curry leaves
few coriander leaves
salt to taste

Method:

Grind the all ingredients in a small grinder. chutney is ready.
Temper with little oil,urdadal and curry leaves(optional).

JEERA SHARABAT

Ingredients:

Lemon juice - 1tbsp
cumin seeds/jeera - 2 tbsps
red chillies - 1-2
few mint leaves, chopped
salt - 1/4tsp
sugar-1tsp

Method:

Heat a pan and dry roast the cumin seeds until they are light brown, and crush them lightly.
Put the water in a saucepan and bring it to the boil. Add the crushed cumin, red chillies, mint, salt and sugar. Cover the pan and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Stir in the lemon juice and remove from heat. Allow the drink to cool and serve to drink.

GREEN GRAM CHAPATHI





Ingredients:

Green gram ( hesaru kaalu) - 1 cup
Chapathi flour/wheat flour - 2 cups
jeera powder - 1tsp
salt to taste
oil - 2tbsps

Method:


Soak green gram ( hesaru kaalu) for 24 hours. Cook in cooker and paste and mix with wheat flour, salt & jeera powder and make a dough. Roll chapathi and roast. Serve with coconut chutney or any curry.

RAITA

CUCUMBER RAITA:

Ingredients:
1 small cucumber
1tsp cuminseeds
150g or 1cup thick curd or yogurt
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika or red chilli powder
few coriander leaves finely chopped

Method:

Peel the cucumber and cut lengthwise into two halves. Slice each half finely.
Heat a small pan over low heat and dry roast the cumin seeds until they turn a light darker. keep it aside, then crush the cuminseeds.
Beat the yogurt or curds until smooth,stir in the cumin along with the salt.
add cucumber to yogurt and mix well. Put the raita into a serving bowl, then arrange some plain cucumber slice on top and sprinkle the paprika evenly on the sliced cucumber. Garnish with coriander leaves. serve with any dish.

WATERMELON JUICE:

Ingredients:

Watermelon pieces
sugar to taste
a pinch of salt
a pinch of pepper powder
cold water
Cardamom powder(optional)

Method:

Blend all the above ingredients. And serve immediately.

Cabbage Palya or Cabbage with Aloo and cinnamon

Ingredents:

1small cabbage, finely shredded
1 large onion, finely sliced
3 fresh green chillies, slit lenghtwise
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
3 or 4 cinnamon sticks
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1/4tsp chilli powder
1 cup water
salt to taste
4 tbsps oil
few chopped coriander leaves
1tbsp grated fresh coconut (optional)

Preparation:

Heat the oil over medium heat and fry the onions, green chillies and cinnamon sticks until the onions are pinkish colour or soft.
Add the potatoes, stir and fry on low heat for 5 minutes. stir in the turmeric and chilli powder.
Add the water and bring it to the boil, cover the pan and simmer until the potatoes are half cooked.
Add the cabbage and salt, stir and mix well, adjust the heat and cover the pan. cook until the vegetables are tender.
The cabbage should not be mushy, the finished dish should be fairly moist but not runny, take the lid off and let the liquid evaporate.
Stir in the coriander leaves and remove the pan from heat. If you want more taste add the grated fresh coconut.
Serve with chapati, naan, paratha, bread or any meals for side dish.

BANANA MILK SHAKE

Ingredients:


2 Banana
1cup milk
2tsp sugar
1tsp vanilla essence/ cardmom powder


Method:


Take all the ingredients and mix it in mixer then pour in a glass and put some ice cubes and serve cold.

Cucumber Raita

Ingredients:

Cucumber
cumin seeds - 1tsp
paprika - 1/4tsp
salt to taste
Yogurt/curd - 1 cup


Method:


Peel the cucumber and cut lengthwise into two halves. Slice each half finely. Heat a small pan and dry roast the cumin seeds until they pop. Allow the seeds to cool and crush them. Beat the yogurt and stir in the cumin along with the salt.Add the cucumber to the yogurt, mix thoroughly. Put the raita into a serving dish and Sprinkle the paprika evenly on the sliced cucumber. Cucumber raita is ready to serve.

GREEN BEANS FRY

Ingredients:

Green beans - 1/2 kg
garlic - crushed
butter - 2tbsps
cuminseeds - 1/2tsp
chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
samber powder - 1/2tsp
salt to taste
water - 2tbsps
grated coconut - 2 tbsps (optional)
chopped coriander leaves
oil- 1tsp

Method:

Heat the butter and oil and fry the cumin seeds, add the garlic and fry. Add the chilli powder and add the beans. Stir and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the salt and water and mix well. cover the pan and simmer, until they are tender. stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the coriander leaves and coconut.

KAJJAYA / SWEET NIPPATTU

Ingredients:
Rice flour - 1cup
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
jaggery powder/paste - 1/2cup
grated dry coconut - 1/4cup (desiccated coconut)
cardamom powder-1/2tsp
gasgase/poppy seeds/khuskhus- 2tbsps
hot ghee - 1tbsp
a pinch of baking soda
oil for deep frying

Method:

Mix rice and wheat flour, Then add coconut, cardamom powder, hot ghee, poppyseed, jaggery powder and mix well . Add little water at a time to make smooth dough and knead well. Leave for 30 minutes. Cut into lemon sized balls. And flatten lightly into small puris in medium thickness. Then deep fry on medium flame until golden brown or more both sides, do not let it burn. Place them in a plate, drain and store when it cools. Very tasty to eat and enjoy!

SAMBER

Ingredients:

Toor dal - 1cup
chopped vegetables (potatoes,tomatoes, carrots,beans,brinjals,etc)
grated fresh coconut - 1/2 cup
tamarind pulp - 1tbsp
jaggery crushed - 1tbsp
red chillies - 6-8 or to taste
coriander powder - 1tbsp
fenugreek seeds/ methi-1/4tsp
cuminseeds/jeera - 1/2tsp
mustard seeds - 1/2tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
sesame seeds/til - 1/2tsp
a pinch of hing/asafoetida
few curry leaves
few coriander leaves , chopped
salt to taste
oil

Method:
Heat little oil in a pan and add fenugreek ,cuminseeds,mustardseeds,sesameseeds,redchillies and coconut and fry for 1 minute, and grind all the fried ingredients with coriander powder and water into a smooth paste. Pressure cook the dal with turmeric powder & 1tsp oil and cook for until dal is tender. Add vegetables, stir well and cook for 5-10 minutes. Add the ground paste, salt tamarind pulp and jaggery and mix well. And boil for few minutes. Heat the oil in a another small pan add mustard seeds,curryleaves and hing. Then pour the samber. stir well and add coriander leaves. Remove from the heat. Serve with plain rice or Idli or dosa.
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